G-W- Bush Named Pepsi 400 Grand Marshall

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -– Texas Governor George W. Bush will give the command to start engines July 1 for the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway. Speedway President John Graham announced today that the Republican nominee for President of the United States will serve as the race’s Grand Marshal.

"We are delighted that Gov. Bush will start the Pepsi 400 under the lights at Daytona," said Graham. "We look forward to George W. and his wife Laura presiding over the biggest nighttime sporting event in the country."

George W. Bush will continue a rich family tradition by serving as a Grand Marshal at Daytona International Speedway. In 1983, his father George Bush, who was then Vice President, served as the Honorary Starter for the Daytona 500. George Bush presided over the Pepsi 400 as Grand Marshal while he was President of the United States in 1992. In 1998, Florida Governor Jeb Bush gave the command to start engines as the Pepsi 400 Grand Marshal.

A native of Texas, Bush is the 46th Governor of the state and is currently serving his second term. On March 14, 2000, the 53-year-old Bush earned enough delegates to become the Republican nominee for President.

Bush received a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He began his career in the oil and gas business in Midland, TX. in 1975 and worked in the energy industry until 1986. After working on his father’s 1988 presidential campaign, he assembled the group of partners that purchased the Texas Rangers baseball franchise in 1989 and later built the Rangers’ new home, the Ballpark at Arlington.

Bush served as managing general partner of the Texas Rangers until he was elected Governor on November 8, 1994. In a historic re-election vote, he became the first Texas Governor to be elected to consecutive four-year terms on November 3, 1998. His re-election bid garnered 49 percent of the Hispanic vote, 27 percent of the African-American vote, 27 percent of Democrats and 65 percent of women.

Governor Bush and his wife, a former teacher and librarian, reside in the Governor’s mansion in Austin with their 18-year-old twin daughters Barbara and Jenna.

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